I have been on Coumadin for 11 years and supplements I would like to take contain vitamin K.

I would really appreciate your advice on the use of coumadin and vitamin K supplements. I have a genetic condition called Protein C Deficiency. I am 44 years old and have been on coumadin for 11 years. There are 2 supplement products on the market that I would really like to take, but they...

Do you know anything about this dietary supplement tri-chromaleane?

Do you know anything about this dietary supplement tri-chromaleane? The FDA has no information about tri-chromaleane and it may not be available in the U.S. market because it contained ephedra which has been banned since April 2004. Also, I did not find any published research on tri-chromaleane. I would not recommend you take this dietary...

I am concerned about the yellowish orange tint my skin has developed.

I am becoming concerned about the yellowish - orangish tint that my skin has developed. It is most noticeable on my palms and the pads of my feet, however, my entire body has it to some degree. I made drastic changes to my diet about two years ago. I have since lost 65 pounds and...

My doctor father wants me to take a high dose vitamin C supplement. Isn’t it dangerous?

My father, a general practitioner doctor who (in my opinion) tends to overmedicate, wants me to take this high dose vitamin C supplement. If I remember correctly, he recommends 50 milligrams a day. Isn't it dangerous to take such a high dose? Thanks. The RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) for Vitamin C is 90 milligrams per...

My daughter who is 14 is an ovo-lacto vegetarian and developed cracks in the corners of her mouth.

My daughter who is 14, is an ovo-lacto vegetarian. I support this and between the two of us, we try to make sure she receives the nutrients she needs. She has been eating this way for about 4 months. Recently she has developed cracks in the corners of her mouth. My older daughter had the...

My husband recently had a valve replacement. Are all lettuces equally high in vitamin K?

My husband recently had a valve replacement. He will be taking Coumadin for the rest of his life. I read your helpful info on vitamin K, but have one more question - are all lettuces equally high in vitamin K? He has been told he can eat some foods as long as it is...

I have pernicious anemia and do you have information on that?

If you have time, I have pernicious anemia and wondered if you had any information on that? Pernicious anemia is caused by a deficiency of vitamin B 12. It would show up on a blood test because of the large immature red blood cells that are present. These large red blood cells are very inefficient...

I crave red meat prior during my period. Is my body telling me it wants extra iron?

I've been finding that I seriously crave red meat prior to and during my period. Do you think that this is my body telling me that it wants extra iron during this time? The last 6 months I have drastically reduced my red meat consumption due to the fat content. I have been charting my...

Where can I find a dietitian who is smart about vitamin supplements?

Where can I find a dietitian who is smart about vitamin supplements? The Nutrition in Complementary Care dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association has an interest in the role of alternative herbal, vitamin and mineral therapies in improving health and preventing disease. Their Find a Comp Care Nutritionist feature will help you locate...

I was pregnant and was not about to take any chances with high vitamin C.

I was pregnant when the issue first came up---about a year ago and believe me, I was not about to take any chances. The high vitamin C dependency makes sense. I know my dad. Any opinion that is not his will be questioned immediately! Thanks again. During pregnancy, the risk of birth defects rises steadily...